The Sharks are caught between veterans and a rebuild. Can they mesh into a playoff team or are they going in two different directions?
With some of the team's more physical players leaving and Tom Wilson trying to improve his offensive game, who will the Caps turn to when they need to drop the gloves?
The Kings can still compete for the playoffs, but the cracks are starting to form in Los Angeles.
The Capitals don't have one clear third line center, but general manager Brian MacLellan sees that as a good thing.